Saturday, July 18, 2009

Music Farm is Moving...

I'm so sorry it has been so long! We're moving the blog to another server. Please click on the link below to visit. Thanks and love and smiles for all.

Malinda and Adam

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Crow Never Crowed

and so we're roosterless again. Well, technically we have three, but they are still growing and not crowing. :) I can't remember if I've shown you the "chicken barn", but this is what it looks like right now. Except Adam put an actual door on the rooster pen there on the side. We have to finish the roof, but as I am laid up with a screwed up back right now it will continue to look like this for a while. This is a happy and tired us from one evening last week.

I hope you have been remembering to smile. It is very important for the world to see that grin of yours!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Smithville Part 2

There are David and Adam... There is Billy Jean in the overalls playin' the fiddle. See the three guys all the way to the right behind the bass player? They are the people we met and ended up jammin' with for such a long time. They were really fun guys and girl. Their bass player friend, not pictured, was an awesome lady. Very friendly and she kindly hollered out chord changes now and then for me since it was fairly (well, REALLY) obvious that I knew not what they were playing most of the time. We'll see them again on Saturday at Uncle Dave Days.
This kid cracked me up. He had to be 7 or 8 if he's a day and he jammed on the guitar. Actually, he was his dad's accompanist...

I know NOT these people, but I love how the dude with the hat playing the guitar is gettin' down! The man in the blue shirt had a beautiful fiddle. It was carved on the back and dark and sooooo pretty...

There is Billy Jean again. We'll also see him and his friends at Uncle Dave Days...

The boy on the right was seven and rocked out on his mandolin...

Don't know her, but she was cute and played her fiddle very well.

This guy's guitar was a limited edition Martin. It says WSM Grand Ole Opry. I thought it was neat lookin'.

The boy in his element.

And me in mine... see Adam taking my picture?

have a great day!!!

Monday, July 6, 2009


We had fun. To say the least. Our friend, David - there on the left, went along and had so much fun with us!! I ended up with a blister on my thumb from playing. We met some really cool new musician friends and are looking forward to seeing them at Uncle Dave Macon Days on Saturday. I knew maybe 10 of the songs that we played along with all day. I played a fiddle song on the fiddle that I only know on the guitar and played in the key of F when everyone thought I'd quit playing along because I was a "fiddle player". Adam and David really got to have some good jammin' fun and enjoyed all of the new songs, as well. The weather was so nice... hot, but mild for July 3rd in Tennessee!!
g'night (or morning, depending on when you read this)

Saturday, July 4, 2009


As a semi-newly married person (almost 7 years), I appreciate the tradition Adam and I have upheld for quite a few years now. We never go all out or anything, but on the 4th we do get sparklers... and oddly packaged noise makers... (this one was supposed to crow like a rooster - of course we had to buy two!)

and I am partial to the "showers of sparks"...

we both love these...

and these....

We also sang some patriotic songs on the deck. We only know one verse of My Country Tis of Thee and vow to do better next year on the songs.... and the fireworks!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I love how he loves our animals...

It is hard when you don't know exactly what is wrong with your animals. We have a chicken health handbook and my Adam has narrowed the possibilities down to 2 or 3 things. Crow seems to be doing a little better, but still no crow...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Time for Fun...

This is our friend Billy Jean. We'll jam with him and his friends tomorrow at the Smithville Jamboree. I snapped this picture last year on the 4th.
Please be safe this weekend, my American friends and family!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

His Name is Crow

Because he hasn't yet. Crowed, that is. I think he is depressed. I'm serious, here. Chickens go into shock for lots of reasons. This guy was transported to one place, then was in transit for a while, then came to our house. It was hot that day and we think he is having a rough time adjusting to life here at our crazy little almost farm. (Adam says it isn't really a farm unless you have 4 legged livestock... that are not dogs and cats :)

ANYWAY... ol' Crow here is just sitting in his delux rooster house and sometimes standing and drinking water. He has eaten a little so that is good. Adam says he doesn't want to get attatched to him in case he doesn't make it. Ha! He already is - and I think Crow is gonna be fine. He just needs a few days to get used to the place. He can here the chickens next door, so the plan for today (yesterday's plan was ears of corn and that didn't work) is for him to meet some ladies. He is going on a double date today!!
Happy day to you!!!